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REPORT 



EECEIPTS AND' EXPEOITUBES 



TOWN OF MED FIELD, 



YEAR ENDING FEB. 1. I860. 



RECEIPTS. 

Rec'd Taxes in full for 1861 $4.43 

18G2 20.37 

18G3 G0.19 

18G4 57 

on Taxes for 1865 8,973.82 

Subscriptions and tuition for Centre District 222.50 

Interest on School Fund 250.13 

Provost Marshal, recruiting money refunded 300.00 

Money borrowed 340.00 

State School Fund 26.82 

State aid to soldiers' families 1.250.00 

Overseers of the Poor 

Ashes sold from Centre District 7.U 

Glass broken from Centre District Ill 

II. P. Bruce, money refunded on acc't of North District . LO.OO 

Interest on Taxes 17.96 

State Treasurer, Corporation Tax 2 

Balance in Treasury, Feb. 1, 1st;;, 2,453.31 



EXPENDITURES. 

CENTRE SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

Balance due District, Feb. 1, 18G5 $322.30 

Appropriation for School, 18G5-6 470.89 

Received on subscriptions and tuition 222.50 

$1,015.69 

TEACHING AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Paid Mary J. Hamant, for teaching $98.00 

A. H. Wenzell „ „ 280.00 

Ruth A. Ilovey „ „ 91.00 

A. A. Mason, „ ,, 91.00 

J. M. Johnson, care of house 6.50 

Janes & Curtis, for coal 64.90 

I. Fiske, for supplies 14.03 

$645.43 

Balance due for Schools, Feb. 1, 1866 $370.26 



EXTRA EXPENDITURES AND REPAIRS. 

Paid F. E. Mason, for labor $2.00 

I. Fiske, bill „ ,, 19.40 

Insurance 23.50 

Mary Morse, note and interest 42.40 

Assessing tax 5.00 

Abatement of taxes 6.58 

Balance due Town 308.61 

$407.49 

District Grant and Overlayings $458.42 

Balance due District, Feb. 1, 1866 50.93 



NORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

Balance due District, Feb. 1, 1865 $328.40 

Appropriation for 1865-6 266.66 

$595.06 



TEACHING AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Paid M. E, Grant, for teaching . $54.00 

L. H. Perry, „ „ 178.00 

J. A. Newell, for charcoal 3.00 

Charles Bruce, care of house 15.00 

M. B. H. Bishop, for supplies 26.85 

A. E. Mason, for wood 25.50 

W. II. Horton, sawing wood COO 

Janes & Curtis, for coal 18.64 

$326.99 

Balance due for Schools, Feb. 1, 1866 $268.07 

EXTRA EXPENDITURES AND REPAIRS. 

Paid H. P. Bruce, for repairs $1.00 

„ „ stoves 36.00 

M. B. H. Bishop, for repairs 25.11 

J. E. Bullard, „ „ 7.38 

D. Hoisington 4.89 

$74.38 

Balance due Town, Feb. 1, 1865 37.29 

$111.67 

Money refunded 10.00 

Balance due Town, Feb. 1, 1866 $101.67 



SOUTH SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

Balance due District, Feb. 1, 1865 $332.72 

Appropriation for School, 1865-6 214.88 

$647.60 

TEACHING AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Paid E. M. Bobbins, for teaching $128.00 

Anna Boyden, ,, ,, 104.00 

L. Adams, for wood and supplies 29.00 

T. S. Clark, for supplies 4.97 

$265.97 

Balance due for Schools, Feb. 1, 1866 6281.63 



EXTRA EXPENDITURES AND REPAIRS. 

Paid T. S. Clark, for repairs $5.18 

Balance due Town, Feb. 1, 1865 18.19 

Balance due Town, Feb. 1, 18G6 $23.37 



ROADS AND BRIDGES. 

Paid H. P. Brace, building bridge on North Street $55.00 

Thayer & Elewins, grading Dwigbt's Causeway 500.00 

Selectmen, grading North Street 2G3.75 

Orion Wight, grading Mill Street 301. G3 

Charles Kussell, stock and labor on bridges 19.75 

G. W. Kingsbury, building culvert on Curve Street . . . 11.02 

,, overwork on highway 2.20 

R. W. Sherman, land taken for Mill Street G0.00 

Orion Wight, „ ,, ,, 15.00 

$1,231.35 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Paid Abatement for 1SG3 $4.00 

„ 1804: 37.86 

,, 18G5 8G.27 

$128.13 

Notes and Interest on Notes $3,G86.94 

Families of Volunteers, as State Aid $978.68 

MILITARY MONEY REFUNDED. 

Thomas J. Baker $18.72 

J. E. Schlusemcyere 7.49 

$26.21 
Paid for Recruits $1,220.00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid II. J. Everett, Town Clerk $32.20 

B. F. Shumway, Selectman, 18G4 25.00 

Assessor, 1865 40.00 

G. M. Smith, Selectman, 18G4 17.00 

Assessor, 18G5 32 37 

J. R. Smith, Selectman, 18G4 12.00 

„ Assessor, 18GS 18.00 

C. C. Sewell, School Committee 12.00 

Amos Harris, ,, ,, 11.00 

Martin Bailey, Collector 132.58 

F. E. Mason, „ G3.64 

George Fiske, Auditor 4.00 

§399.79 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Paid for use of vestry $25.00 

Gravel screen 15.75 

Plow points 2.75 

One rattlesnake 1-00 

Plank for bridge 40.33 

Freight on lumber 2.93 

George Davis, for recruiting 30.75 

Printing reports 49.38 

C. Ilamant, expenses (Leland case) 14.50 

Nonresident tax 40.41 

Mary E. Mason, for damage on the highway 5.00 

Perambulating Town lines 5.00 

I). D. Curtis, care of town clock 25.00 

F. E. Mason, overpayment on taxes 7.G7 

R. A. Battelle, return of deaths 2.70 

Postage and stationery 8.92 

Walpole tax, $7.52; Medway, §1G.81 24 83 

- "1.42 



Paid repairs on engine house 

34 enginemen, poll tax 



PAUPER EXPENSES OUT OF THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Paid Board of J. W. Coltman $170.43 

Board and funeral expenses of Hannah Clark 111.00 

Board of Rachel Clark 52.00 

„ Mrs. Manley 22.50 

$355.93 



RECAPITULATION. 

Paid for Schools $1,238.36 

Districts, for repairs 178.44 

Abatement of town taxes 128.13 

State tax 3,102.00 

State aid 973.68 

Fire Department 69.50 

Town officers 399.79 

Incidental expenses 301.42 

Paupers out of Almshouse 355.93 

Notes and interest on notes 3,686.94 

Roads and bridges 1,231.35 

For recruits 1,220.00 

Military money refunded 26.21 

$12,911.75 



Amount of Receipts $15,284.45 

Amount of Payments 12,911.75 

Balance in Treasury, Feb. 1, 1S66 $2,373.70 



LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 

Notes to Individuals $5,281.00 

North School District, for schools 268.07 

Centre „ „ „ 370.26 

South „ „ „ 281.63 

Hamlet Wight, overwork on highway 5.03 

Francis D. Hamant, ,, „ 2.00 

Centre District, balance of tax 51.87 



$6,259.86 



RESOURCES OF THE TOWN. 

Balance in Treasury, Feb. 1, 1806 $2,373.70 

Annual Interest on School Fund 225.61 

Arrearages on School Fund 72.32 

Due on tax bills for 1865 1.320.33 

State aid to families of volunteers U73.G8 

From North School District 101. G7 

From South „ ,, 23.37 

$5,090.68 

Liabilities exceed Resources $1,1GI).18 



HIGHWAY SURVEYORS. 

Hamlet Wight, commitment $151.13 

.. expended 15G.16 

85.03 

Caleb Ellis, commitment $141.81 

„ expended 13G.47 

$5.34 

Charles Russell, commitment S1G4.26 

„ expended 1G2.58 

$1.68 

Geo. W. Kingsbury, commitment 8113.13 

,, expended 113.13 

Francis D. Hamant, commitment 8S3.G3 

,, expended 35.68 

2.00 
Reuben W. Sherman. (No nturn). 



NOTES DUE INDIVIDUALS. 

Hamlet Wight $100.00 

Charles Haraant 100.00 

Isaac Fiske 105.00 

William Q. Fisher » . 90.00 

Mary Lovell 180.00 

George W. Oliver 100.00 

George \V. Bruce 100.00 

Joseph Miller 300.00 

E. D. Pond 70.00 

Lucinda Richards 100.00 

Trustees of School Fund 800.00 

Trustees of Ministerial Fund 141.00 

George II. Shumway 1G0.00 

Mary Peters 200.00 

Stephen Turner 300.00 

Ashell P. Clark 400.00 

Caroline B. Phillips 500.00 

Mary C. Keith 500.00 

George S. Mason 500.00 

James Griffin 1G0.00 

David Maney 100.00 

Willard 11. Ilolbrook 200.00 

Edmund L. Chenery 75.00 

$5,281.00 



REPORT OF THE OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance in the hands of the Overseers, Feb. 1, 18G5 .... S9G.24 

Rec'd for poultry and eggs 73. G2 

Butter 188.35 

G calves 80. G2 

Beef oxen 258.05 

Pork 143. 1G 

Cowhide and tallow 7.G8 

G5 bushels oats 48.58 

90 bushels potatoes G7.02 

Peppers, corn, and vinegar 2.91 

Hay, for bedding 74.25 

Milk 28.74 

3 Cows 180.00 

190 bushels cranberries 522.50 

10 flour barrels 2.00 

Boarding men 104.37 

Lumber cut from Geo. S. Mason's lot 873.22 

2 cords of wood 11.00 

Labor with team 23.37 

Rec'd of H. O. Noyes, balance on account .20 

West Roxbury. for board of pauper 13 1.43 

; 20.31 

PAYMENTS. 

Paid D. Hoisington's bill, $7.63; Blacksmith's bill, $21.88 . . 

Wm. P. He wins, fof meat, $59.15; Clothing, $14.50 . . . 73. G5 

Isaac Fiske, store bill 2.">7..'V2 

T.L.Barney, store bill 121.12 

Beef coir, $50; pair of oxto, $220 270.00 

10 lbs. tobacco, $8 ; 4 shoats, 828 36.00 

Fresh fish, $4.42; Salt mackerel, $11 15.42 



Amount carried forward 



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Amount brought forward $803.02 

1,218 lbs. shorts and fine feed 34:. 45 

21 bushels of corn and meal 27.00 

1,849 lbs. scraps 58.05 

Labor on the Farm 140.75 

Labor loading boards 7.44 

Labor in the woods 17.25 

2 bushels of barley 3.50 

Sundries • 35.74 

E. L. Ward, his services in full to April 1, 1865 .... 295.75 

„ „ February 1, 1866 . . . 291.67 

J. R. Smith, as Overseer for 1864 5.00 

George Fiske, as Overseer for 1865 20.00 

Geo. II. Wight, surveying Medway woodland 5.00 

Town Treasurer 500.00 

$2,253.62 

Balance in hands of Overseers 166.69 



$2,420.31 



APPRAISAL OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, FEB. 1, 1866. 



Oxen 


$220.00 


Meal bags, .75 ; 4 hoes, $2 


, $2.75 


6 cows 


340.00 


Saw, shave, and augur . 


1.00 


Horse 


20.00 


Cranberry screen . . 


1.00 


4 pigs 


70.00 


Adze and iron square . 


.50 


27 fowls 


20.00 


2 manure forks, 1 potatoe- 




4 tons English hay . . 


100.00 


digger 


1.75 


10 tons meadow hay 


100.00 


Corn-cutter, 5 rakes . 


1.75 


1 ton husks .... 


12.00 


4 stake chains .... 


1.00 


1 ton oat straw . . . 


10.00 


Draught and log chain . 


2.25 


90 bushels corn . . . 


100.00 


Sleigh, $6 ; express wagon 




18 bushels oats . . . 


12.60 


$30 


30.00 


6 bushels barley . . . 


6.00 


Ox-wagon, $26 ; ox-cart 




3 hay-forks 


1.50 


$12 


38.00 


20 cords of wood . . . 


100.00 


Buffalo robe .... 


4.00 


Scythe and snath . . . 


2.25 


Ox- wagorr wheels . . 


2.00 


3 plows, 1 cultivator . 


15.00 


Horse hay-rigging . . 


3.00 


1 draught harness . . 


4.00 


Horse hay-rake . . . . 


8.00 


1 wagon harness . . . 


11.00 


Ox-sled, $4 ; wheelbarrow 




4 measures 


.62 


$2.50 ...... 


6.50 


Saw and horse . . . 


1.00 


Hay-cutter and trough . 


8.00 


Beetle and wedges . . 


1.00 


2 ladders, $4.50 ; ox-yoke 




Iron bar, .75; axes, $4.50 


5.25 


$3 


7.50 



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Clothes-wringer, $16; milk 

can, .75 $16.75 

30 milk-pans, $5; 2 wash- 
tubs, $1.50 .... 6.50 

Scalding-tub, .25 ; brass 

kettle, $5 .... 5.25 

Harrow, $4 ; \h bushels 

cranberries, $4 . . . 8.00 

2 bushels beans, $6; 100 

bushels potatoes, $75, 81.00 

250 lbs. pork, $62.50; 75 

lbs. lard, $18.75 . . 81.25 



150 lbs. ham, 837.50; 400 

lbs. beef, $60 . . . $97.50 

1 keg pickles, §1 ; 96 lbs. 

butter, 848 .... 49.00 

J barrel flour, $5 ; 4 stone 

jars, $2 7.00 

3 meat barrels .... 1.50 

$1,630.97 
Appraisal, Feb. 1, 1865 . 1,943.37 



Loss . 



. . 8312.40 



The income of the Farm has supported six paupers, paid all expenses of 
carrying it on, leaving a surplus of over three hundred dollars. 



GEORGE FISKE, 
J. R. CUSHMAN 
J. R. SMITH, 



11 r Overseers 
' \ of the Poor 



Medfield, Feb. 1, 1866. 



B. F. SHUMWAY, Auditor.